Tourist Spots around Omi-Maiko

The nearest and the most beautiful beach resort from Osaka and Kyoto. Omi-Maiko (or Omimaiko) is the nearest and the most beautiful beach resort from Osaka and Kyoto. The white sand beach on Lake Biwa, provides an ideal escape from the city. Only an hour from Osaka and 30 minutes from Kyoto by JR trains. The best place to not only for swimming but also for climming Mt. Bunagatake and for fishing black bass.

 
  • Shiga Seirin Park
    Shiga Seirin Park
    A public park with playground equipment. Seirin Shiga is considered a person who performed the foundation of sumo wrestling in the Nara period.
    10 minute drive
  • Yobai-no-taki Waterfall
    Yobai Waterfall
    At 76 meters high, the biggest waterfall in Shiga. A few minutes walk to the first waterfall, another 15 minute walk to the main waterfall.
    14 minute drive to the parking
  • Shirahige Shrine
    Shirahige Shrine
    The "floating" tori at Shirahige Shrine is smaller than the tori at Miyajima, but forms a beautiful scene against the backdrop of Lake Biwa.
    14 minute drive
  • Biwako Valley/Terrace
    Biwako Valley/Terrace
    Biwako Valley boasts views so spectacular they will take your breath away. 1,100 meters up the mountain by ropeway, the facility is filled with attractions.
    15 minute drive to the parking
  • Otomegaike Pond
    Otomegaike Pond
    The vicinity of Otomegaike was known as the "Katori no Umi" during the seventh century Manyo period. There is a fishing pier on the lake that has attracted many black bass lovers in recent years.
    16 minute drive to the parking
  • Biwako Kodomo no Kuni
    Biwako Kodomo no Kuni
    The vast green site is sufficiently equipped with playground equipment, explore waterway and unique bicycles which are popular with kids.
    26 minute drive
  • Ukimido
    Ukimido
    The Ukimido, the "floating temple hall" at Mangetsuji Temple, is famous for being featured in one of the Eight Views of Omi (the former name of Shiga).
    26 minute drive
  • Harie Village
    Harie Village
    The Village of Living Water, many buildings in this village have a kabata, which residents use to draw water for everyday tasks. Please pay attention to the privacy of residents when you visit. There is no parking lot in the village. The nearest parking is at Shin-asahi station. It takes about 15 minutes by walking to Harie Village.
    27 minute drive to the parking
  • Mt. Bunagatake
    Mt. Bunagatake
    Good for a day hike in Shiga. The highest peak in the Hira Mountains. This peak is connected to a network of trails so you could easily turn this into a multi-day adventure.
    30 minute drive to the parking
  • Hata no Tanada
    Hata no Tanada
    You can see 359 rice fields located at the foot of Mt. Hira. They are chosen as one of the 100 selections of terraced paddy rice fields in Japan.
    33 minute drive
  • Biwako Museum
    Biwako Museum
    One of the largest lake-based museums in Japan, with a wide variety of exhibits. Among them is an aquarium that only contains freshwater fish, a considerable rarity.
    35 minute drive
  • Chikubushima
    Chikubushima
    Chikubushima has long been known as the island where the gods live. Even today, many visitors come to experience the mystical energy of this island.
    35 minute drive to the parking
  • Metasequoia Namiki in Takashima
    Metasequoia Namiki
    Approximately 500 Metasequoia of beautiful conical shape form a magnificent landscape over 2.4 km in each season.
    41 minute drive
  • Kutsuki Onsen Tenku
    Kutsuki Onsen Tenku
    You can enjoy swimming (indoor), hot spring, barbecue, tennis here! Both of visit and stay is available.
    45 minute drive
  • Omi Hachiman
    Omi Hachiman
    Ancient city of merchants and warriors, Omihachiman now cultivates a peaceful canal city image. Highly recommended!
    45 minute drive
  • Mitsui Outlet Park Shiga Ryuo
    Mitsui Outlet Park
    Featuring from famous global brands to Japan’s must-buy and local souvenirs! It's the Kansai's largest outlet mall.
    58 minute drive

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